FleetPride CEO Kevin Weadick: Charting a Journey of Success 

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During his two-decade tenure with Grainger companies, Kevin Weadick demonstrated his versatility across multiple countries and diverse divisions including supply chain, marketing and product management. However, the pinnacle of his Grainger career was the role of president for the company’s B2B marketplace, Zoro. 

Given his remarkable track record, it’s no surprise that when FleetPride embarked on its quest for a new CEO, Kevin emerged as an exceptional candidate. Few can boast of extensive experience within a prominent branch-based distribution business coupled with a history of accomplishments in digital commerce, exemplified by his achievements at Zoro, a 100% online company.

At Zoro, it wasn’t just about sales growth; the company’s outstanding culture earned it accolades as an exemplary employer.

Now CEO of FleetPride, Kevin is committed to replicating this culture success. He is also focused on strategically integrating digital solutions alongside FleetPride’s existing branch and sales strategy and expanding the company’s emerging service channel.

All of this is in service to the company’s core purpose: “FleetPride keeps the country running.” 

Watch the Wholesale Change show on-demand as we talk to Kevin about what he’s learned over his long distribution career, how he’s adapting to a new industry, and how he plans to leverage his experience to achieve big goals at FleetPride.

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Our Guest

Kevin Weadick

Kevin Weadick, FleetPride

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About our guest:

Kevin Weadick

Kevin Weadick

CEO, FleetPride

Mr. Kevin Weadick, CEO, brings more than 20 years of experience leading supply chain, product management and marketing teams. From 2017 to 2023 he was President of Zoro.com, a subsidiary of W.W. Grainger, Inc. with over $1 billion in sales and a nationally recognized workplace culture. Prior to that, Mr. Weadick served in several leadership roles for Grainger from 2002 to 2017, including Vice President of Supply Chain and Marketing for Grainger Europe, where he was responsible for leading both functions for Cromwell Group Ltd. and Fabory Group; Vice President for the Americas SAP division; and Vice President of Product Management for Grainger’s Canadian subsidiary, Acklands-Grainger. 

Mr. Weadick holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Supply Chain from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

About our hosts:

Ian Heller

Ian G. Heller

Founder & Senior Partner, Distribution Strategy Group

Ian Heller is Founder & Senior Partner at Distribution Strategy Group, and has more than 30 years of experience executing marketing and e-business strategy in the wholesale distribution industry. He has written and spoken extensively on the impact of digital disruption on distributors.

Ian Heller

Jonathan Bein, Ph.D.

Managing Partner, Distribution Strategy Group

Jonathan Bein, Ph.D. has worked with many distributors to make their marketing a profit center. He has developed and applied analytic approaches for customer segmentation, customer lifecycle management, positioning and messaging, pricing, and channel strategy for distributors.